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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tip Thursday 12/3 - CTMH Cardmaking Workshops - Hawthorn TY Card

 Welcome to Tip Thursday. I'm Melissa, nickname "Sunshine HoneyBee", an independent Close To My Heart CTMH Consultant, and I want to share some tips I have learned in a weekly tutorial named Tip on Thursday.

Hope eveyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Will continue with Tip Thursday in Dec except for Christmas Eve 12/24 (this is when I wrap presents for family) & New Year's Eve 12/31 (no I do not go out & party not even in non-Covid years, instead stay at home relax, watch tv and usually fall asleep before the ball drops in Times Square) and in Jan may do something different.

Please check out my CTMH site and order wonderful items like what I use. Please let me know if you found this helpful.

For this Tip on Thursday

I want to show you how wonderful CTMH cardmaking workshop kits are. Kits include cardstock, embellishment(s), card bases and most important of all they include directions for cutting & assembling the cards. With each kit you can make multiple cards of each designs. For the Hawthorn one using here 15 cards, 5 each of 3 designs can be made.

The card I made has several layers including using zip strip which is the top 1/2" of the cardstock (wood looking piece below the twine) and directions indicate what size & where to place. I used a different ink than Charcoal because I liked Toffee better. Colored with pencil colors. Used gold shimmer brush to give the pinecone & acorn a gold look and other parts a shine using clear shimmer brush. Inked the edges of the dies. The stamp/die set has a die that cuts the sentiment and gives you a fish tail edge.













Crayola: pencil colors

CTMH: Hawthorn Cardmaking Workshop - includes cardstock,

  ink - black, Paprika, Toffee 

  stamp/die - Truly Blessed  twine - Mink

  shimmer brush - clear, gold

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - walnut stain


The Close To My Heart CTMH Nov. - Dec. catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.



Entering this in: 

CHNC Dec Pattern Ch  12/31

Simon Wed Ch Fun with Dies  2/5  12/8



  1. Very pretty card Melissa! I love CTMH's kits -- I think they are such a great value and everyone loves matching thin cut dies!

  2. A lovely card - hope all is going well - we watch the ball drop then off to bed - LOL - but do not watch the entire program start to finish - just turn on the NY program about 10 minutes before ball drops - used to watch when Dick Clark was host - have a wonderful week and keep on crafting!

  3. I recognize that card! Very nice to get it since I end up making more cards than I actually send out.